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Keeping hope alive, but also ‘good, healthy skepticism as a scientist’

Dr. Davey Smith isn’t absolutely sure there will be a cure for COVID-19 by the end of the year. But he’s darn sure going to try. Smith, who earned a biology degree in 1993 from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, is conducting one of more than 30 clinical trials across the country that are pursuing a cure—not a preventative vaccine—for the coronavirus. His trial is being conducted for the

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UTC alumnus researches effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine on COVID-19

UTC Honors College alumnus authors hydroxychloroquine study published in New England Journal of Medicine

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UTC announces new dean of College of Arts and Sciences

New dean of the College of Arts and Sciences starts July 1.

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Taking learning from hands-on to online

Setting up laboratory experiments to be shown online can be tough for organic chemistry courses but, in some ways, Dominique Belanger considers herself lucky. “I’m glad that I don’t have to learn how to teach sculpture online,” she said, laughing. Belanger is in charge of the organic chemistry program at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, so it’s her responsibility to arrange lab work for students taking the courses.

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For Anderson, stuttering is a way of life, not a barrier

Mallory Anderson essay: National Stuttering Association: Mallory Anderson was standing in line at a coffee shop, placing her order. Or trying to. Public tasks like ordering food make her nervous, causing her stutter to kick in more often. It did so at the coffee shop. As she struggled to get the words out, a guy in line behind had a suggestion: “If you can’t order, then move.” Insert disgust

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